Risk, regulation, and financial incentives for living kidney donation

Martin, Dominique and White, Sarah 2014, Risk, regulation, and financial incentives for living kidney donation, American journal of bioethics, vol. 14, no. 10, pp. 46-48, doi: 10.1080/15265161.2014.947045.

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Title Risk, regulation, and financial incentives for living kidney donation
Author(s) Martin, DominiqueORCID iD for Martin, Dominique orcid.org/0000-0001-9363-0770
White, Sarah
Journal name American journal of bioethics
Volume number 14
Issue number 10
Start page 46
End page 48
Total pages 3
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Place of publication Abingdon, Eng.
Publication date 2014-10
ISSN 1526-5161
Summary In his comprehensive review of the hazards of existing,largely unregulated markets in human kidneys, Koplin(2014) argues that advocates of regulated markets mayunderestimate the potential physical, psychosocial andfinancial harms risked by vendors. He acknowledges, however,that market proponents will likely be undeterred incalling for “trials” or “pilot studies” of financial incentivesin developed countries on the grounds that the experienceof international black markets is of limited predictive valuein anticipating the outcomes of regulated markets. We contendthat there is good evidence to support the concernthat living vendors would be at higher risk of adversehealth outcomes compared to altruistic donors in the contextof a regulated market. This has important implicationsnot only for the informed consent of prospective vendors,but also for the potential regulations that would berequired to mitigate these risks. We argue here that pilotstudies would be at the very least premature until suchtime as market proponents have sufficiently engaged withpotential harms to prospective kidney vendors.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/15265161.2014.947045
Field of Research 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
1117 Public Health And Health Services
2201 Applied Ethics
Socio Economic Objective 929999 Health not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C2.1 Other contribution to refereed journal
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